Encounter with Radu Jude


Sunday 24 October, 16.30


The festival audiences will have the unique opportunity to meet the award-winning Romanian film director and president of this year’s International Jury Radu Jude, who will talk about his career, cinema and other topics during the very special “Encounter with Radu Jude” programmed on the last day of the festival. This public interview will be led by the Swiss film critic Giuseppe Di Salvatore.

A filmmaker, but also a historian, an archaeologist, who is able to dig into the folds of untold histories, a remarkable storyteller, who stages the drama of our historical unconsciousness. Radu Jude loves words, let them build and destroy the social bonds, makes of cinema a humanist forum of open questions, where we understand through experience. And he will now speak directly to the CinEast’s audience. Starting with his recently awarded Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, we will discuss his artistic works and passions (talk with extracts of films moderated by Giuseppe Di Salvatore, filmexplorer.ch).

Radu Jude is an award-winning Romanian director and screenwriter, one of the most prominent personalities of contemporary Romanian cinema. He graduated in film directing from the Media University of Bucharest in 2003 and presented his satirical feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World in 2009. Having received numerous awards for films like Aferim! (Silver Bear at the Berlinale 2015), I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary 2018), or Uppercase Print (2020), Radu Jude was awarded the Berlinale Golden Bear for Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn this year.

This event is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased here.


Giuseppe di Salvatore
Radu Jude